My eggs from Tori (Mrs. AK-Bird Brain) this morning, and my kids were watching me open the box and get the eggs out of their careful wrapping. They bombarded me with LOTS of questions: What are they for? Is there a baby inside? How are you going to hatch them? Where's the mom? who laid them? So this then turned into a discussion about fostering and adoption. I used hatching eggs to teach my children about why some families adopt children and why some individuals give their children up for adoption. It was a neat lesson, and now my children are really excited about our broody hen "adopting" these eggs and having babies from them. My daughter even looked at her brother's and said, "It is good that they shared. Henny Penny's eggs won't hatch, so this way, she still gets to be a mom."